Mauricio Pochettino is considering an astonishing return to Tottenham this summer after becoming unhappy with life at PSG, according to reports.
The Argentine was sacked by Spurs in November 2019 after the squad’s dramatic decline following their Champions League final loss to Liverpool, with president Daniel Levy forced to swing the ax after a string of miserable results.
Jose Mourinho replaced him but failed to deliver on the silverware promise as players and fans quickly grew tired of his negative approach – with Spurs moving away from the top four and failing to qualify for European football .
Mauricio Pochettino eyes sensational Tottenham return, reports show
President Daniel Levy reportedly admitted he regrets his decision to sack the Argentine
Spurs are now on the hunt for a new manager – but have been downed by a number of targets after Julian Nagelsmann visited Bayern Munich, Brendan Rodgers pledged his future at Leicester and Erik Ten Hag signed a new one. accord to Ajax.
But according to the Sun, an unexpected new target could loom on the horizon, with Pochettino now “seriously” considering reuniting with north London, saying he has “unfinished business” with them.
Pochettino only joined PSG in January, but endured a difficult first season – falling in the title race to surprise the Lille package while also being kicked out of the Champions League semi-finals by Manchester City.
Pochettino is now “unhappy” at PSG after giving up the Ligue 1 title to Lille in his first year
This has left the Argentinian in limbo, the report adds, despite hopes he can transform the club he played for as a player.
At Spurs, he turned an underperforming team into title contenders and top four regulars, forging a close relationship with the supporters.
He has already told close friends he would be ready to join Spurs, the report continues, with Levy now looking for a way to bring him back.
Levy is on the hunt for a new Spurs manager, but now rumored to be planning Pochettino’s return
Pochettino spent five and a half years at Spurs and still has a good reputation with the club
Levy – who forged a close relationship with the 49-year-old during their five and a half years together in N17 – secretly admitted that sacking Pochettino was “the worst mistake of his career,” claim the Sun.
The move could be Tottenham’s ‘trump card’ in keeping Harry Kane, he said, with the forward already informing the club of his desire to be sold this summer.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to be among the parties interested in the £ 150million-valued star.
Pochettino could be Tottenham’s ‘trump card’ in bid to keep a hold of runaway star Harry Kane
Pochettino oversaw Kane’s rise in the game after giving him a chance in the first team and helping him become one of the deadliest strikers in the world – and their close relationship could be a huge factor for the 28-year-old promising his childhood club his future.
Since Mourinho’s sacking, Ryan Mason has taken the helm in an interim capacity – overseeing four wins and three losses during his tenure, including a Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City.
The team finished seventh under his leadership, which means they will play in the UEFA Conference League next season.
Ryan Mason led the team as interim boss after Jose Mourinho was sacked in April
Spurs were not expected to name a new boss until the summer – with Brighton’s Graham Potter another to be linked at the hotseat. Nuno Espirito Santo is currently the bookies favorite for the role after leaving Wolves, but Sports messaging understands that it is not in conflict.
Another name that has resurfaced is Rodgers, with Spurs knocking his Leicester side out of Champions League places after a 4-2 win at King Power on the final day of the Premier League season.
This has led to suggestions that Levy could come back with another offer for the Northern Irishman despite his insistence that he is not interested in leaving the Foxes.